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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

DATE OF REPORT (DATE OF EARLIEST EVENT REPORTED) August 31, 2020

 

 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.

(EXACT NAME OF REGISTRANT AS SPECIFIED IN ITS CHARTER)

 

 

 

DELAWARE   001-14905   47-0813844

(STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION

OF INCORPORATION)

 

(COMMISSION

FILE NUMBER)

 

(I.R.S. EMPLOYER

IDENTIFICATION NO.)

 

3555 Farnam Street

Omaha, Nebraska

  68131
(ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES)   (ZIP CODE)

(402) 346-1400

REGISTRANT’S TELEPHONE NUMBER, INCLUDING AREA CODE

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock   BRK.A   New York Stock Exchange
Class B Common Stock   BRK.B   New York Stock Exchange
0.750% Senior Notes due 2023   BRK23   New York Stock Exchange
1.125% Senior Notes due 2027   BRK27   New York Stock Exchange
1.625% Senior Notes due 2035   BRK35   New York Stock Exchange
1.300% Senior Notes due 2024   BRK24   New York Stock Exchange
2.150% Senior Notes due 2028   BRK28   New York Stock Exchange
0.250% Senior Notes due 2021   BRK21   New York Stock Exchange
0.625% Senior Notes due 2023   BRK23A   New York Stock Exchange
0.000% Senior Notes due 2025   BRK25   New York Stock Exchange
2.375% Senior Notes due 2039   BRK39   New York Stock Exchange
2.625% Senior Notes due 2059   BRK59   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


ITEM 8.01

Other Events.

On August 31, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. (JST), Berkshire Hathaway Inc. issued a press release announcing that Berkshire’s wholly owned subsidiary, National Indemnity Company, has acquired slightly more than 5% of the outstanding shares in five of the leading Japanese trading companies. A copy of this press release is furnished with this report as an exhibit to this Form 8-K.

 

ITEM 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

Exhibit 99.1    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Press Release Dated August 31, 2020.
Exhibit 104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

August 31, 2020     BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.
   

/s/ Marc D. Hamburg

    By: Marc D. Hamburg
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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